In its early days the Eden Roc Hotel on Collins Avenue was a destination for Hollywood stars, and the Morris Lapidus-designed hotel contributed greatly to the creation of Miami Beach’s modern style. In that same spirited tradition, Eden Roc has now opened their new farm-to-table restaurant called 1500 Degrees.
Executive chef Paula DaSilva, a native of Brazil, is at the helm of the new restaurant and brings with her more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry specializing in haute cuisine. The 31-year old DaSilva was formerly with 3030 Ocean in Ft. Lauderdale, and a finalist on Fox TV’s Hell’s Kitchen.
1500 Degrees, which seats 160 in its elegant dining room plus an additional 40 on the poolside patio, encompasses 10,000-square-feet of indoor/outdoor dining space, and offers a menu of small plates, luscious raw bar offerings, steaks broiled to perfection, and 10 signature sides and composed mainplates. Small plate offerings range from $6-$9, while steak, $24-$94, are offered from an affordable 6 ounce Wagyu flat iron and 8 ounce skirt cuts, to a decadent 34 ounce prime porterhouse “center cut” meant to be shared.
Sides ($8 & $11) are served a la carte and include creamed spinach, grilled jumbo asparagus, hand cut duck fat steak fries and Carolina rice with chorizo.
Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach is an oceanfront hotel on one of the world’s most famous beaches. The original hotel and its newest addition, the sleek new 21-story Ocean Tower which almost doubled the hotel in size from 349 guest rooms to 631 oversized guest rooms, includes three 2,500 sq. ft. penthouse suites, 18 oceanfront one-bedroom suites, and 15 bi-level bungalow suites with floating staircases.
1500 Degrees is located at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant serves dinner nightly beginning Friday, October 15, 2010. Telephone: (305) 674-5594; www.1500degreesmiami.com. For resort information and reservations, please call 1-800-hotels1 or (305) 531-0000.
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
photo: Michael Pisarri